Genealogy Workshop


“19th Century Irish Genealogy Research: What’s Available and How to Use It”

Miles Davenport

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12th, 2020

Where: Class will be held virtually through Zoom

Workshop Summary:

This workshop will provide participants with an in-depth look at Irish records created during the
1800s. The Irish Civil Registration process will be explored, including the time period covered
and their limitations. The workshop will demonstrate how to use church parish records,
Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Applotment Books, and other early 19th Century sources to uncover
your Irish ancestors prior to the start of Civil Registrations. Participants will also develop an
understanding of Ireland’s civil and religious jurisdictions and why this knowledge is essential in
locating your Irish ancestors. A case study will be used to illustrate the various ways to
determine family relationships prior to the start of the Civil Registration process.


Miles Davenport has over 18 years of genealogy research experience. In 2010, he published his own colonial family history spanning over ten generations. He has been published in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and has taught beginning and advanced genealogical courses at the McClelland and Scottsdale Libraries. Miles is currently a volunteer genealogist and lecturer at the McClelland Library.


Members: $15

Non-Members: $20

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September 12, 2020

10:30AM – 1PM

Frequently Asked Questions

What materials do I need for this class?

You do not need any specific materials. Make sure to bring whatever device (paper or electronic) you prefer to take notes on. Wireless Internet access is available during the class.

Where is the class held?

The Norton Room is located in the basement of the McClelland Library

How much does the course cost?

Each workshop costs $15 for Library/ICC members and $20 for the general public

How do I register?

Please click on the “Register Now” button at the top of this page.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have additional questions, please call the Genealogy Centre at 602.864.2353 or email us at

Thank you for your interest in our genealogy workshop offerings.